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Breaking America's grip on the net

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After troubled negotiations in Geneva, the US may be forced to relinquish control of the internet to a coalition of governments.

Net blackout sparks talk of new rules

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A feud between big network companies that has blacked out swaths of the Internet for thousands of people is prompting calls for government involvement, and may help trigger a rewrite of telecommunications laws affecting the Net.

Online Library in the Cards

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Yahoo has thrown its weight behind a San Francisco group that hopes to develop an online library of digitized texts and films in the public domain, available for download and reuse in high-resolution formats.

VU moves to unload downloading burden

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Just up the road from me, Vanderbilt University will block Internet traffic from three programs used to download everything from pirated music to pornography to full-length movies after finding that such activity consumes more than a third of the school's Internet capacity, starting at 8 a.m. Monday.

Two die in online suicide pact

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The death of two strangers, who killed themselves in what is believed to be Britain's first Internet suicide pact, has prompted calls for websites promoting suicide to be banned, a newspaper reported on Friday.

Google to Remove Boast About Index Size

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Google Inc. will stop boasting on its home page about the number of Web pages it has stored in its index, even as the online search engine leader continues a crusade to prove it scans substantially more material than its rivals.

Browsers Battle for Second Place

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In the Internet-browser game, the idea of beating No. 1 Microsoft, whose Internet Explorer comes automatically bundled on most Windows computers, is so far out of reach that other players try for the next best thing: second place.

Security Update of Debian Saturated Hosting Provider Network

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The recently released security update of XFree86 in DSA 816 for sarge and woody had caused the host of security.debian.org to saturate its 100MBit/s network connection entirely this past week.

Searching the World Live Web

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Live Web search got a lot bigger yesterday, when Google launched its new blogsearch engine. It legitimizes the Live Web--and blogging in particular--in a big way. What impact will Google's new blogsearch engine have for the Live Web?

Slashdot Offering 30 Minute Advance Look

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By logging in and agreeing to view an interstitial ad, DayPass users gain access to stories before other readers, 30 minutes ahead of them.

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